Amulet of the head of Hathor
New Kingdom–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynast
Height: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hathor head amulets were popular from the New Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. Hathor, the goddess of love and protector of the dead, is shown as a woman with the ears of a cow, wearing a distinctive, heavy wig with the ends coiled into spirals. This example is made of bright blue glazed faience. The back is flat and there is a ring at the top for suspension.
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren